Calcinus urabaensis Campos & Lemaitre, 1994
Illustrations. - Ocular peduncles, left & right cheliped, P2, P3, and telson. Adapted from Campos & Lemaitre (1994).
References. - Calcinus urabaenis Campos & Lemaitre, 1994: 138 (type locality: gulf of Urabá, Caribbean coast of Colombia).
Calcinus urabaensis - Boschi, 2000: 71(Checklist; Caribbean province).
Shield and cephalic appendages. - Ocular scale with a single terminal spine. Species of normal size, i.e. shield length often greater than 23 mm. Anterodorsal plate of branchiostegite unarmed on dorsal margin or with 12 spinules subproximally.
Chelipeds (P1). - Upper margin of right chela tuberculated or spinous. Outer face of left palm regularly convex.
Ambulatory legs (P2-P3). - Dorsolateral margins of P3 propodi rounded. Dactyl of P3 subequal to propodus or slightly shorter. Distal pilosity of P3 more prononced than on distal P2, but not forming a dense brush of setae. Ventral margin of P3 dactyl with less than 10 spines.
Armament of telson. - Left lobe of telson with several spines disposed on posterior margin only. Right lobe with several spines.
Coloration. - Shield purple-brown ('red with tinge of purple'). Ocular peduncle multicolored with narrow ring close to cornea. Detailed coloration of ocular peduncle: proximally pink, grading to pale pink or white distally. Chela uniformly colored, often grading to paler distally ('Chelipeds purple, fingers white'). Ambulatory legs (P2 & P3) with ring(s) (Orange, dactyl cream-colored, except for dark red band proximally).
Habitat. - Shallow-waters (on rocks exposed to strong waves, in about 3 m of depth).
Geographic distribution. - Gulf of Urabá, Caribbean coast of Colombia. West Atlantic.
Remarks. - Only one specimen examined for description of this species.